Whether it’s a residential or a commercial concrete structure, it’s advisable to use the services of a professional concrete contractor for concrete removal rather than attempt to do it yourself. This is especially true if the structure is difficult to remove.
When shopping for a concrete contractor for help with a challenging task, don’t hire just anyone. Take the time to complete your research. Look for the following qualities before hiring them to remove your difficult-to-remove concrete structure:
Your concrete contractor needs to have the latest, best, and most suitable equipment for the task at hand. For instance, if they need to do some digging when the ground is frozen – then they’ll need powerful tools that can break through the ice. Such tools must be insulated and should warm up quickly in the cold.
The contractors themselves will need a variety of items such as insulated clothes that shield the skin from moisture, thermal undergarments to protect sensitive areas, outer layers that are waterproof and quickly removable in case of emergencies, and wool liners under their hard hats to face the challenges of winter.
To check for potential environmental or structural hazards, they’ll need ground-penetrating radars and a team that’s trained to understand the data. For particularly stubborn structures, they may need demolition equipment, drilling tools, wire saws, wall cutting saws, metal cutting saws, spyder cranes, excavators, skidsteers, jackhammers and more.
#2 Experience and Training
Equipment alone isn’t enough to deal with a challenging task. Contractors need experience and training to use the equipment correctly and safely. In the hands of an amateur, powerful equipment that’s required to complete difficult jobs can be dangerous. It can lead to accidents that result in injury and costly structural damage. Hire a company with years of experience that believes in training its workers for the best results.
#3 Certification and Insurance
When it’s a challenging task, only hire a certified and insured contractor. Even with great equipment, training, and experience, accidents can happen due to the unpredictable nature of the work. Here, you can minimize your chances of a botched job by hiring a certified contractor. It’s equally important to hire an insured contractor. In case of undesirable events, your bases will be covered if the contractor is insured and licensed to do their job.
#4 A Positive Attitude
There are many contractors available to help with concrete cutting projects. However, the best ones are those who have a positive can-do attitude, especially when dealing with challenging tasks. Aside from their experience, training, and skill, their can-do attitude helps them complete all manner of tasks.
A contractor with a positive attitude will also offer excellent customer service and make sure that that the job is completed to your specifications and satisfaction. They will value their reputation and answer all your questions beforehand. Moreover, they’ll collect all the relevant data before starting the job.
These are some of the qualities you should look for in a concrete cutting contractor when the task is especially challenging. A contractor that’s experienced, trained, certified, insured, has the latest equipment, and has the aptitude for the job is your best option.